Through its array of programs, Woodrow Wilson has been privileged to support the development of more than 22,000 leaders—teachers and scholars, leaders and business people, artists and innovators. Many Fellows from various Woodrow Wilson programs have achieved notable national or international honors and distinguished positions. A great many more continue to publish new work and receive recognition for their teaching and research. Some of them are featured here.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the Walter and Lucienne Driskill Professor and chair of the history department at the University of Colorado Boulder, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, and a 1998 Newcombe Fellow.
Dr. David Kertzer is the Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science and professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University, recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for The Pope and Mussolini, and a 1976 Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Alumni from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation’s range of programs—the original Woodrow Wilson Fellowship program as well as the Mellon Fellowship, Pickering Fellowship, Newcombe Fellowship, Women’s Studies Fellowship, and many others—have become leaders in the academy, the private sector, the nonprofit world, and public service. In supporting promising young scholars over the course of the past six decades, Woodrow Wilson has helped to develop the next generation of intellectual leaders, as the selection of distinguished Fellows featured here attests.
As a junior faculty member, George Akerlof realized that traditional economics alone could not explain all economic transactions. His insightful early work led to his 2001 Nobel Prize. Creativity and interdisciplinary breadth have been his signature ever since.